"The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all nations and to baptize them. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament. The Church does not know of any means other than Baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude; this is why she takes care not to neglect the mission she has received from the Lord to see that all who can be baptized are "reborn of water and the Spirit." God has bound salvation to the sacrament of Baptism, but he himself is not bound by his sacraments."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1257)
Those who are seeking Baptism for themselves or for a child should arrange a time to meet with Fr. Voelker. Please call the parish office at 316-282-0459If you are a member of a different parish, you will need a letter of approval from your home parish priest in order to be Baptized at St. Mary